Our Spring concert will be Handel’s Samson oratorio, performed with Musica Poetica on period instruments, at All Saints West Dulwich on Saturday April 28 at 7.30 pm. Soloists will be Fflur Wyn soprano, Caitlin Hulcup mezzo soprano, Rubert Charlesworth tenor, Ben Bevan baritone and Tim Dickinson bass. Conductor: Aidan Oliver. Tickets available soon via the website or on the door.
Dulwich Choral Society is a thriving, friendly, auditioned choir that performs at least three concerts a year, including two with professional orchestras and top-class soloists. DCS was founded in 1944 and, since 2006, Aidan Oliver, one of the UK’s leading choral conductors, has been Musical Director.
As well as giving concerts in the Dulwich area, the choir has performed more widely in central London and abroad. Since 1998 the choir has undertaken tours to Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Germany and Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; in 2014 the choir continued this tradition with a four day visit to Portugal, performing in Sintra and Lisbon, while in 2016 our singers visited Spain, focusing on the area around Madrid. Closer to home the choir performs in several of the beautiful churches in and around Dulwich, and enjoys a strong local following. If you would like to support the choir, you can find details of our Friends and Patrons scheme here.
Major recent concerts have included Beethoven’s Mass in C at All Saints, Dulwich in December 2017, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Cadogan Hall in March 2017, Haydn’s Creation in Dulwich in October 2016 and the world premier of Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin in the presence of the composer in March 2016. The choir has also recently performed both Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich.